Hannah Elless News

Stephen Schwartz, Nicole Parker & More Coming to Old Town Temecula Theater, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc in association with Temecula Presents have announced a one-night-only Broadway concert by Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. On Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm, Stephen Schwartz, the songwriter behind such Broadway hits as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, will take the Old Town Temecula Theater Stage for the first time, joined by an all-star cast of Broadway performers! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

FOR TONIGHT to Play Special Concert at NYMF, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

For Tonight, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes, has extended its run at The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). This will be the first time in the history of the festival that a reading will add an additional performance to its run. They will be performing a concert version of this new original musical on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9pm at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

Days After the Tony Awards Broadway's Brightest Lit up the Stage to Benefit Operation Smile
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

On June 10, 2014, producer and director, Caleb Ryan and a cast of rising stars on Broadway revived the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in the one night only performance of We'll Take Manhattan, all to benefit Operation Smile. New World Stages played host to the performance and exclusive after party with industry heavy hitters in attendance including Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Michael Starobin, Grammy winner Kurt Elling, Two Time Tony Award Nominee Laura Osnes as well as television personality Chenoa Maxwell from the OWN network's hit television show Love in the City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Jane Monheit, Joanne Tatham and More Join Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series celebrated a musical trifecta on Monday night, with sublime jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, extraordinary arrangements by Mary Ann McSweeney, and a wealth of Irving Berlin material. The stellar backup band for the evening evening included McSweeney on bass, Jim Ridl on piano, and Alvester Garnett on drums. Several months ago, the Monheit-McSweeney duo teamed up with a swinging take on Cole Porter's iconic score for Anything Goes, to great acclaim. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Broadway Smile's WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN Charity Gala at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

On June 2nd, cast members of A Broadway Smile's inaugural charity gala We'll Take Manhattan coming to New World Stages June 10th took the stage at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland to much ovation. Singing to raise awareness for the children of Operation Smile. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green, Max Crumm, Nic Rouleau, Kate Rockwell and More in LIKE YOU LIKE IT at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday came to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winningLike You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Katie Thompson, Hannah Elless, Cedric Neal & More to Star in THE MOON AND THE SEA Concert Reading at The Cutting Room, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On May 5th, Katie Thompson (Giant, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Somewhere in Time, The Other Josh Cohen), Cedric Neal (After Midnight, Porgy and Bess), Blake Whyte (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Patrick Newton (Blue Man Group), and Isaac Woofter (War Horse) will star in the premiere New York presentation of The Moon and the Sea, a new musical by Creighton Irons. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green & More Join LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Telly Leung, Hannah Elless and More Set for 'WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN' Benefit to Support Operation Smile, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For one night only producer Caleb Ryan and friends are reviving the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to raise money for Operation Smile as part of a new Broadway charitable initiative 'A Broadway Smile' (more...)

Telly Leung, Hannah Elless and More Set for 'WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN' Benefit to Support Operation Smile, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On June 10th is the very first charity gala benefit Off-Broadway to raise money for the children of Operation Smile. The event is titled 'WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN: THE MUSIC OF RICHARD RODGERS & LORENZ HART'. All proceeds will be going towards Operation Smile. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Eric Michael Krop, Hannah Elless & More Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OTHER JOSH COHEN Proves Diamond is a Guy's Best Friend
by Michael Dale - Mar 01, 2014

Steve Rosen and David Rossmer's pop rock musical charmer riffs on Neil Diamond with lots of urban Jewish humor. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audiences React to THE OTHER JOSH COHEN at Paper Mill
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with another new musical The Other Josh Cohen. The Other Josh Cohen features a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Ted Sperling (Striking 12, See What I Wanna See) directs with musical staging by Andrew Palermo. Vadim Feichtner serves as Music Director. The Other Josh Cohen features Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Hannah Elless, Vadim Feichtner, Cathryn Salamone, Ken Triwush and Kate Wetherhead. The Other Josh Cohen will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater now through March 16. Click below to hear what audience members are saying about the production! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill Playhouse's THE OTHER JOSH COHEN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 24, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with another new musical The Other Josh Cohen. The Other Josh Cohen features a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Ted Sperling (Striking 12, See What I Wanna See) will direct with musical staging by Andrew Palermo. Vadim Feichtner serves as Music Director. The Other Josh Cohen will feature Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Hannah Elless, Vadim Feichtner, Cathryn Salamone, Ken Triwush and Kate Wetherhead. The Other Josh Cohen will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater through March 16. The show officially opened last night, Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to bring you coverage inside the curtain call and more - check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Paper Mill Playhouse's THE OTHER JOSH COHEN with Steve Rosen, Hannah Elless & More
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with another new musical The Other Josh Cohen. The Other Josh Cohen features a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Ted Sperling (Striking 12, See What I Wanna See) will direct with musical staging by Andrew Palermo. Vadim Feichtner serves as Music Director. The Other Josh Cohen will feature Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Hannah Elless, Vadim Feichtner, Cathryn Salamone, Ken Triwush and Kate Wetherhead. The Other Josh Cohen will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater through March 16. The official press opening night is Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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